Selenite is a crystallized form of opaque Gypsum that is usually white, but at times may be orange in colour. It is an abundant stone that has a milky sheen that illuminates from the surface. While it is found in a few countries, Selenite with the best healing properties come out of Mexico, where it is mined in deep, very hot caves. Formed in clay beds or around hot springs, the vibrations from Selenite seem to flow like water and it is a very programmable crystal that is used for good luck and protection. Selenite has a low hardness level of 2 on the Mohs scale (it can be scratched with a fingernail), but what it lacks in strength, it makes up in its metaphysical properties.
Often used as a light bringing element in the home; as lamps, centrepieces, slabs, or other ornamental uses. Selenite window panes have been used in the famous Santa Sabina in Rome.
As soon as one holds Selenite in their hands, one can feel the soft, high vibrations travelling up the arms, to the heart, then the head; activating the Third Eye and the Crown Chakras. Once the energies have connected with the higher Chakras, it opens, clears and activates these and fills them with pure high vibrating energies. From this state, the energies then travel down the meridians to clear all Chakras and the Energy Bodies (the Aura). The person feels a peaceful sense of freedom from negative energies or inhibitions. Selenite is the ideal crystal to connect with Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels, and to let go of stressful energies. This higher state of mind can be reached within seconds with Selenite. Selenite connects people to their highest level of consciousness, promotes communication with Light Spirits and opens one to receive transmissions from their higher selves and reach higher planes of awareness.
When looking at its metaphysical properties, one cannot say enough about Selenite, it is the most important tool in the energy worker’s crystal chest. Selenite can be used with other gemstones to cleanse them and to increase their desired effect. Place a piece of Selenite among your gemstones to keep them cleansed and activated. Use gemstones along a Selenite wand to produce a rainbow effect; use the colours associated with the Chakras. Position and glue them on the wand to use as on all Chakras. Selenite is very beneficial in crystal grids, to amplify the other crystals or gemstones. Grid your home or office with Selenite, to promote a peaceful energy and to protect against low vibrating energies. Place at your bedside, near your favourite chair, on your yoga mat, under your Reiki table, or use as palm stones for yourself or your clients. Wear as jewelry for protection and to boost mental clarity.
When meditating with Selenite palm stones, you can repeat a mantra such as “I take in the light, I am the light”. Focus on white light coming down from the heavens, into your Crown Chakra, filling your entire body. Then use the mantra “I am peace, I am light”. You will reach a meditative state very quickly and therefore can use this for a short or longer session. You may repeat this meditation every morning and every night. Especially beneficial when going through a crisis situation or a long period of stress.
Zodiac: Taurus Vibrational Number: 8 Mohs Scale: 2
A Selenite wand is very useful to include in a Reiki session; use the wand prior to beginning the session, hold the wand about a foot above the head of the client, keeping about 3-6 inches away from the body, slowly moving it horizontally along the body, stopping at about a foot past the feet. This will clear and raise the persons’ vibrations. You can then place the wand on the persons’ abdomen for the session. Placing palm stones in the hands of the client will promote relaxation.
See below for our collection of Selenite.
Third Eye, Crown